The 2018-19 Philadelphia Flyers have made history!
With his start against the New Jersey Devils on Friday night, Cam Talbot became the eighth different goalie used by the Flyers this season. He is not only the eighth goalie to play, but the eighth goalie to start.
Prior to this season, the previous record of seven goalies in one season was a three-way tie between the Quebec Nordiques (1989-90), St. Louis Blues (2002-03) and Los Angeles Kings (2007-08).
Head coach Scott Gordon, who gave Talbot the nod on Friday night, was one of the seven goalies used by the Nordiques in the ’89-90 season. He went 2-8-0 with 315 saves on 368 shots for a .856 save percentage and 5.33 goals against average.
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Talbot joins Carter Hart (22 games), Brian Elliott (19), Anthony Stolarz (12), Calvin Pickard (11), Michal Neuvirth (7), Alex Lyon (2) and Mike McKenna (1) as goalies used by the Flyers this season.
The Flyers acquired Talbot from the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 15 in a trade for Anthony Stolarz. He has been underwhelming this season (10-15-3, .893 SV%, 3.36 GAA), but has a much better career save percentage of .915. He posted a save percentage of .917 or higher in each of his first four seasons, two with the Rangers and two with the Oilers.
Luckily, it looks like Carter Hart should put an end to the goalie carousel in Philadelphia.